Segmental unit phonemes are th kh; p t k; b d;fs h; m n; I r; i e, a o i;
VV, V. Nasalized vowels are also distinctive, but in the vast majority of
cases occur only in preconsonantal and word-final positions, where they
can be shown, as above, by -F/i. Stylistically or otherwise, nasalized
vowels may always be replaced by a nasal consonant flanked by oral
vowels (VNV), Arawak /i/ is mid to high back w«rounded, Arawak /o/
mid to high back roimded.
Taylor, Douglas. 1977. Languages of the West Indies.
Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press.